Metallica Donates $277,000 to Romanian Pediatric Cancer Hospital

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(L-R) Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and James Hetfield of Metallica perform on Lands End stage during the 2017 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on Aug. 12, 2017 in San Francisco. 

Metallica says it has donated €250,000 ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania’s first pediatric oncology hospital.

The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania’s National Arena, according to the band’s All Within My Hands nonprofit foundation.

The funds went to the Daruieste Viata (Bestow Life) association, which is working to modernize Romania’s medical infrastructure, increase its cancer survival rate and build the country’s first Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital. The group says the country’s cancer survival rate is way below the European Union average.

The construction of the hospital began in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2020.

Few hospitals have been built in Romania since the 1989 fall of communism, a situation most blame on endemic government corruption.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you to all the fans who attended #MetInBucharest for helping us kick off this last European leg with a bang! With your help and the help of a generous sponsorship by @mastercard, we were able to present @daruiesteviata (The Give Life Association) with €250,000 in support of their #NoiFacemUnSpital initiative, building the first Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital in Romania. #MetallicaGivesBack #AWMH ・・・ #Repost @allwithinmyhandsfoundation ・・・ The final leg of the European tour starts with a very special donation. Together with the fans attending #MetInBucharest and a generous sponsorship from @mastercard, @metallica is able to present @daruiesteviata (The Give Life Association) with €250,000 in support of their #NoiFacemUnSpital initiative, building the first Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital in Romania. #MetallicaGivesBack #AWMH

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